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Updated December 6th, 2016

All-Convention Events

After the proofreading, editing process and layout is completed and sent to printing, the events list will be posted at that time - estimated for late October to early November.

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Entire Convention Events

For All-Con events, tickets are not needed. Feel free to show up at any time to play!

Computer Room

BOOM!   Pew! Pew! Pew!   “Gotcha!”   I have the flag”   “Run Chicken! Run!”  Come feel the love in the Computer lab! Bring your friends, bring your associates, everybody bein’ shot up in here! Enjoy legacy games such as Quake II, StarCraft, and Unreal Tournament and more in a traditional Lan game environment. Venture to the depths of the basement, follow the sounds of carnage!

Time:  All Con                                                   Location: Conference Room I                    Players: 99                                Type: Computer

Rules Knowledge:  None                              Rating: Everyone                                          Intro Track: N                          Kid Track: N

Material Required:  None

System:  Various                                                                                                                         .

GM:  Roger Streeter

 

Con of the North 2017 Painting Contest

Enter your favorite painted gaming figures in the content and show off your painting skills! All miniatures must be painted by yourself. Prizes sponsored by The Long and the Short of it located in the Vender Hall. Voting will be done on a ballot system by your fellow CotN attendees. Even if you won't be entering an figures be sure to stop by the Painting Content and vote for your favorites.

Painting Contest Categories:

  • Historical Unit
  • Science Fiction Unit
  • Open
  • Best in Show Painting
  • Fantasy Unit
  • Single Figure
  • Speed Painting

Painting Content timetable:

  • Check in is 7 - 9PM on Friday and 9 AM - 11:30 AM on Saturday at the Long and the Short of It booth located in the Vender Hall
  • Voting hours are Saturday 12:30 - 6 PM
  • Entries must be picked up starting at 10 AM on Sunday
  • All entries must be claimed by 12 PM on Sunday

Time:  All Con                                                   Location: Regency                                         Players: Various                      Type: Special Event

Rules Knowledge:  None                              Rating: Everyone                                          Intro Track: N                          Kid Track: N

Material Required:  None

System:  N/A                                                                                                             

GM:Jeff Holmes, Rebekah Holmes

 

Crossfire

Crossfire is an open source, cooperative multiplayer graphical RPG and adventure game. Since its initial release, Crossfire has grown to encompass over 150 monsters, about 3000 maps to explore, an elaborate magic system, 13 races, 15 character classes, a system of skills, and many artifacts and treasures. Crossfire is based in a medieval fantasy world and is similar to other games of this genre.

Time:  All Con                                                   Location: Conference Room H-01            Players: 8                                  Type: Computer

Rules Knowledge:  None                              Rating: Teen                                                   Intro Track: N                          Kid Track: N

Material Required:  None

System:  Crossfire by Crossfire Development Team                                                      Sponsor: Real Time Enterprises, Inc.

GM:  Rick Tanner

 

History of Role Playing in the Twin Cities

Role playing started in the Twin Cities, stop and see the history.

Time:  All Con                                                   Location: Fireside Lounge                           Players: 99                                Type: Seminar

Rules Knowledge:  None                              Rating: Everyone                                          Intro Track: Y                           Kid Track: N

Material Required:  None

GM:  William Hoyt

 

Lost City of Barakus

The avatar of Set has been driven away. Has Skullshank been beaten and the world saved from legions of devils? Has the Bonegarden been explored? The land of Ket remains to be visited! Come play and forge an adventure. Runs the length of the Con! All are welcome!

Time:  All Con                                                   Location: Conference Room D-12            Players: 99                                Type: RPG

Rules Knowledge:  Some                             Rating: Teen                                                   Intro Track: N                          Kid Track: N

Material Required:  General

System:  Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 by Wizards of the Coast                

GM:  Burl S. Zorn

 

PFS|Honor's Echo Quests

A series of six Pathfinder Society Quests designed for 1st-level characters. "Honor’s Echo" includes six, 1-hour adventures that take the PCs from the verdant wilds of Andoran to the arid wastes of Qadira to the cultural heart of Taldor itself. Experience the adventures in any order to create a unique story. This scenario is designed for play in Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild but can easily be adapted for use with any world. Writtenby Eleanor Ferron, Jenny Jarzabski, and Landon Winkler.

Time:  All Con                                                   Location: Helsinki 6                                       Players: 99                                Type: RPG

Rules Knowledge:  None                              Rating: Everyone                                          Intro Track: Y                           Kid Track: N

Material Required:  None

System:  Pathfinder Society by Paizo                                                                                  Sponsor: Pathfinder Society

GM:  Pathfinder Society System

 

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Demo

Enter a world of adventure with the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, a cooperative game for 1 to 4 players. In this hour-long learning demo, each player takes the role of a unique character composed of a deck of cards and a set of stats. You'll improve your character by acquiring new items, allies, spells, and weapons as you explore, overcome challenges, and triumph over evil.

Time:  All Con                                                   Location: Plymouth 2                                   Players: 99                                Type: Card

Rules Knowledge:  None                              Rating: Everyone                                          Intro Track: Y                           Kid Track: N

Material Required:  None

System:  Pathfinder Adventure Card Game by Paizo                                                     Sponsor: Pathfinder Society

GM:  Pathfinder Society System

 

Pathfinder Society Academy

Pathfinder Society Academy is a place for younger gamers to learn how to play Pathfinder and for our younger GMs to hone their skills under the tutelage of experienced GMs. All Pathfinder Society Academy tables are family friendly and the GMs are chosen for their experience working with youth.  Each lesson introduces a basic roleplaying concept, followed by a quest in which the players utilize the skills learned. Please note all children 12 and under need a parent/guardian to stay with them.

Time:  All Con                                                   Location: Helsinki 2                                       Players: 99                                Type: RPG

Rules Knowledge:  None                              Rating: Kid Only                                             Intro Track: N                          Kid Track: Y

Material Required:  None

System:  Pathfinder Society by Paizo                                                                                  Sponsor: Pathfinder Society

GM:  Pathfinder Society System

 

Quest of the North

Congratulations on undertaking this quest!

Six SILVER edition themed puzzles will be posted around the convention following the schedule below. Find and solve the puzzles in order and write the resulting keyword on your map. (Maps can be picked up at the Long and the Short of it booth.) Then, bring your answer to our booth. To defeat that part of the quest, speak the keyword and then we will reward you with a punch on your map.

If you are one of the first people to solve the puzzle, you will receive one die. Complete all of the puzzles for a FREE full set of dice while supplies last. Additional prizes will be awarded to the first 3 people to complete all 6 puzzles and turn in their map to the Long and the Short of it vendor booth before the FULL MOON on Saturday at midnight.

But beware - wolves throughout the quest will be trying to stop you with theme based peril! However, for each puzzle you complete (even the extra monsters or riddles), you will get one entry into a raffle for assorted prizes (games, miniature paraphernalia, etc.)! Show your punches to someone at the Long and the Short of it booth for your raffle ticket. If you need a hint for solving a puzzle don't how at the moon... visit the Long and the Short of it vendor booth for assistance.

Happy questing!

Puzzle Posting Schedule:

  • The Village: Friday, noon
  • Pitchforks & Fire: Friday, 2pm
  • The Mines: Friday, 4pm
  • Full Moon: Saturday, 10am
  • The Pack: Saturday, noon
  • Alpha!: Saturday, 2pm

Prizes:

  • 1st Prize: Free Entry to 2018 CotN
  • 2nd Prize: Free CotN t-shirt
  • 3rd Prize: Free Painted Miniature

Time:  All Con                                                   Location: Regency                                         Players: Various                      Type: Special Event

Rules Knowledge:  None                              Rating: Everyone                                          Intro Track: N                          Kid Track: N

Material Required:  None

System:  Homebrew                                                                                               

GM:  Jeff Holmes, Rebekah Holmes

 

The UndeadViking Open Board Game Room

Back again in 2017 we have the most fun room at Con of the North now 7 years in the running! Come play your favorite games and possibly win some fabulous prizes! Sponsored by Tasty Minstrel Games!

Time:  All Con                                                   Location: Oslo 1                                             Players: 99                                Type: Board

Rules Knowledge:  None                              Rating: Everyone                                          Intro Track: N                          Kid Track: N

Material Required:  None

System:  Open Board Gaming                                                                             

GM:  Lance Myxter

 

Wall Of Macs

Come play the games of the 80's & 90’s on original 68K Mac Hardware! Blaze the Oregon or Amazon Trails! Delve into the Dungeon of Doom! Survive the Dark Castle! Become the Prince of Persia! Come play these or dozens of other classics in glorious 9 inch monochrome!

Time:  All Con                                                   Location: Conference Room H-03            Players: 6                                  Type: Computer

Rules Knowledge:  None                              Rating: Everyone                                          Intro Track: N                          Kid Track: N

Material Required:  None

System:  Open Computer Gaming                                                                     

GM:  Justin Williams

 

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